Colts Phelans has tightened its grasp on second spot on the Maryborough District Cricket Association’s A grade ladder with a 40 run win over Carisbrook on Sunday.
With rain affecting the first day of the scheduled two-day games, matches were forced into one day games, with Colts’ batsmen going on the attack against Carisbrook’s bowling line-up, lead by Matt Brown with 60 and Ben Hoban with 34 not out.
Medium pacer Chris Dunn was the pick of the ’Brook bowlers with 3/48.
In reply, Carisbrook’s batsmen struggled to score against an accurate Colts attack, with opener Matt Dunn (40) and Sam Bartlett (38) the only two batsmen able to make reasonable scores.
Leg spinner Jibb Iglesias and medium pacer Dayne Baker did the majority of the damage with ball for Colts, both picking up three scalps each.
Maryborough flexed its cricketing muscle with a 130 run pasting of Beaufort.
With openers Nick Hoban (50) and Martin Dell (30) setting the tone for the day, Maryborough’s batsmen monstered Beaufort’s bowling attack.
Maryborough skipper Marc Cassidy was his side’s top scorer, blasting his way to 63, while Adam Hurse chipped with a quickfire 21, taking Maryborough’s total to 7/207 after 40 overs.
Sean Broadbent fared the best of Beaufort’s bowling line-up, claiming 2/25, while Ben Hayes and Scott Thomas also picked up two wickets apiece.
In reply, Beaufort managed just 68 as Maryborough’s bowling attack tore the Crows’ batting line-up to shreds, with paceman Samuel McDowell capturing the incredible figures of 5/1.
In the final match of the round, Laanecoorie Dunolly easily accounted for MKM, picking up a 101 run victory.
Lead by Glenn Templeton (49), Liam Mottram (46) and Steven Dellavedova (35), Dunolly hammered MKM’s bowlers, posting 217.
Troy Thomson toiled hard with the ball for the Mill, picking up three wickets for 38 runs off his eight overs.
In reply, MKM could only manage 116 runs, with Adam Bell top scoring on 28.
Templeton continued his day out, picking up a five wicket haul, while son, Tyson, also claimed two scalps.